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for a second plan. declaring all out war in the senate. harry reid might soon decide to split the health care bill into two parts. one would contain less controversial measures like regulations on insurance companies. this bill would receive at least the 60 votes needed to pass it. the second half of the bill would contain the reckless budget details of the plan and the government auction. with virtually no republican support, democrats might use reconciliation to pass it. they would need only 51 votes to push this through. when asked about the possibility of these measures, a spokesman said, "we are determined to get something done this year by any legislative means necessary." democrats are willing to turn their backs on the american people who put them in office. are they really that stupid? joining me is the chairman of the republican national committee. michael steele is back. welcome back to the program. "by any means necessary." does this mean that the will of the american people, as evidenced by every credible poll, means nothing to them? >> when has it ever mattered? this administrat
reform bill was his number one priority. i hope harry reid will insist it's the number one priority. if the republicans decide to filibuster, let them filibuster. let the american people see what they're about, just opposing anything that representing progress. >> and speaking of filibuster, do you think the american people right now have fallen off the wagon with president obama if he doesn't, you know, play that hand. i think it's the liberal base getting shaky. your thoughts? >> my thought is we were elected to lead, not to follow. the american people want us to get out in front. even if they are hesitant to follow us, they put their trust in us. and the democrats were given a majority and president obama mandated to get health care reform done in this country. this is our opportunity. and we ought to put the polls aside. if we get it done, you know, the rewards will be to follow. the american people will realize we took risks, he took a lot of risks, but he got him done and he serves their interest. i know they'll re-elect him if he gets this done. joe madison, good to have you
for natural gas as a fuel. and the stocks were right. harry reid's summit turned into basically a natural gas love-fest. now i'm starting to see similar action with nuclear. shaw group, the infrastructure company that's been my favorite nuclear play, because building nuclear plants is a big part of its business, it makes up 61% of its order backlog. has been moving higher. even though its most recent quarter was disappointing. shaw group reported a 3% earnings miss and it lowered its earnings forecast on july 9th. but guess what? the stock is up 25% since then. what does that tell you? why? see, i think the market may be pricing in better prospects for the nuclear industry. we know that obama was willing to compromise. he added nuclear to the dubious climate change bill that the house of representatives passed and his energy secretary stephen choo has said that he's committed to starting the construction of new nuclear plants. something we haven't seen in this country in a generation. in addition to supporting a program to help finance new nukes. right now, shaw group has three nuclear projec
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
much hour to nancy pelosi, speaker of of the house, and harry reid, the senate majority leader, to push legislation forward. he hasn't exerted the powers of the presidency really to push this debate forward on a plan that he favors. he's quite equivocal on healthcare from week to week. do we require a government option? do we not? he's flip-flopped on that issue. this is a pretty tough time for him and unless he comes out of the august recess focused again, i think it's going to be a very difficult september through the end of the year. >> recently quoted in a piece in "the hill," written by sam youngman, analysis has been disaster for obama. you say that capitol has spent a bit at a time on a piece of legislation. light said, eventually it runs out. >> well, you know, lyndon johnson came into office huge congressional majority, just great political capital after lumping barry goldwater in the 1954 election. he had a large number of bills that had already been drafted that he had embraced as his own and he pushed and pushed for that first six months. he was saying all along that everyda
on the democratic side, for president obama to say harry reid, you should not call americans evil. and for michael steele to say sarah palin, and newt gingrich, cut the death panel talk. >> yeah, and there is so much junk out there, and let's put this in quotes, the responsible voices with platforms, nothing to hold back the dam. right now you do get the feeling the little guy with the thumb in the dik here. >> and i do believe it's 85% of the country are turned off by the extremists. mika, at least that's what i hear when i go up. i get democrats saying thank you all the time. i have conservatives saying thank you, we are having a rational discussion. i think we have the crazies out numbered. >> before you go, we lost don hewitt last week. >> yeah, and he was beyond influential, and created and revolutionalized the news. what he really did at "60 minutes," people say he brought entertainment into television. he brought news, journalism into television magazine, and he was the funnest guy you could work for in a million years. i am shocked he died. the last time i spoke to him on the phone, he sai
serves as the co-chair and was appointed by nancy pelosi and harry reid. from 2007-2008, he worked as director of consulting and was the chief compliance officer of one company. he previously served as the deputy director of the defense department. he holds a ba from southern organic university. thank you. -- southern oregan university. he was appointed by john boehner. he served in the united states house of representatives where he represented the fourth district in connecticut. he served as ranking member of the subcommittee on national security as well as chairman of the company. he holds a bachelor of arts and a mba from new york university. he serves as a member of -- he was appointed by harry reid. he specializes in government contracts and contract legislation. he served as acting general counsel in the house of representatives. from 1984 to 1995, he was the -- he went to harvard law school. he is a member of the commission on wartime contract in and was appointed by george bush. he has held a number of senior positions in the government including undersecretary of state an
. >> the spokesman for samet majority leader harry reid said that one of the intent to -- their hope is that it will be a bipartisan health care reform effort, they will get health care reform accomplished by any legislative means necessary. and i'm wondering if you could walk cost through -- obviously people in the white house have been talking to each other, strategizing about different ways that this can be done. first of all, could you comment on today's wall street journal story about the discussions about possibly splitting up the bill? but also, what are the thoughts -- obviously we all know that your intention is that it be a bipartisan bill but beyond that what are you planning for? >> i said this this morning. i have -- i read the story in the journal. i tried to get guidance from people. i have not been able to because many people get that from our are on vacation. we will try to get you better guidance on that in terms of splitting up bills. >> if you could give robert the numbers. [laughter] >> i mean jonathan story also had in their the president was going to meet with
harry reid. however, that is not exactly the case. the constitution does grant congress the power to spend. no money shall be drawn from the treasury but by consequence of appropriations made by law. now the bylaw is of very interesting way to approach it as well. when members of congress and these year marks to the appropriations bill it is not in this statute. they are added in what is called committee reports. so it is really an extra legal way of spending money. the agencies ignored these year marks at their peril because the appropriations committees make it very clear that if they don't fund the earmarks they will cut their budget the following year. that was literally what happened when citizens against government waste back in 1988 and 1989. lifted all of the unauthorized programs and projects that were in the appropriations bills. technically they should not be funded by the administration. well, he got some phone calls and we even got a letter from the appropriations committee chairman saying if you ever come up with such a list again will cut your budget and a half. so
a registered democrat. >> harry reid and the rest of the people, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? glenn: america democrats and republicans, ask herself, are these unreasonable questions to ask? let's see how they are responding. here is nancy pelosi and barbara boxer. >> i saw some of the clips of people storming these meetings. the last time i saw well-dressed people doing this was when al gore asked me to go down to florida when they were recounting the ballots and i was confronted with the same type of people. >> you be the judge of carrying swastikas in a town meeting on health care. glenn: you have never seen well- dressed people do these things unless it was for al gore. are they stealing health care? is that the battle? nancy pelosi, i know you cannot produce any documents or minutes of any meeting where you were briefed by the cia. could you produce not new photos because i'm sure there will be everywhere, can you produce a photo? any evidence at all of a nazi swastik a being brought into one of these meetings? i would stand with you. past
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